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Using Technology to Teach Phoneme Awareness

Using Technology to Teach Phoneme Awareness: What Does the Future Look Like?

Using technology to teach phoneme awareness: What does the future look like? Let’s take a peek! The Importance of Phoneme Awareness Parents and teachers have long used technology to teach phoneme awareness to their students. In the past, students were often taught to identify phonemes by ear. This required them to listen to a recording …

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What do those informal classroom reading test scores mean

What Do Those Informal Classroom Reading Test Scores Mean?

PART 2: Reading Tests & Parent Involvement:Informal Reading Test Assessments/Screens. Reading is a learned skill.  We are not born with the natural ability to read! What do those informal classroom reading test scores mean? Parents, Are you receiving any progress reports, other than report cards, from your child’s teacher about their reading ability level? How often …

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What Do Those Standardized Reading Test Scores Mean?

What Do Those Standardized Reading Test Scores Mean?

PART 1: Reading Tests and Parent Involvement:  Standardized Tests. What do those standardized reading test scores mean?  Reading is a learned skill.  We are not born with the natural ability to read!  Okay parents, you have received results for your child’s ‘standardized’ reading test scores. Now what? What do they mean? What can you do? …

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Reading Skills increase with movement

Reading Skills Increase with Movement

Reading skills increase with movement.   Winter is taking its toll.  Snow piled up, schools closed, and some of the coldest temperatures on record!  Are your kids suffering from cabin fever?  How are their reading skills?  Keep them moving.  Research has shown that movement aids in cognitive processing and focus. Ask a ballerina.  My daughter …

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Exercise Your Child’s Learning Brain and Develop Reading Skills

Exercise your child’s learning brain and develop reading skills using tracing.  Tracing is great visual perception and motor skill practice which helps build reading skills. Tracing develops the hand-eye coordination needed for reading and writing and the fine motor skills for writing.  Tracing also exercises their ‘eye for detail’ which aids in decoding and comprehension. Let’s …

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Reading Skills game

Reading Skills Game 2 -Are You Game?

Here is another game to help your child learn to read and strengthen their reading skills! Reading Skills Game 2:  Follow the Light!  Ages 4 and up. This game is great for developing the ‘bilateralism’ capabilities of the brain.  This is a necessary brain function for reading skills because scientists have shown that reading involves …

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Why does reading aloud help my child to read

Why Does Reading Aloud Help my Child Learn to Read?

“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” — Becoming a Nation of Readers a U.S. Department of Education Report, 1985 Why does reading aloud help my child learn to read? The two main doors for words to get into our brain is …

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IQ not predictor reading comprehension

IQ is Not a Strong Predictor of Reading Comprehension Success

IQ is not a strong predictor of reading comprehension success. In fact, many research studies have determined that IQ does not directly correlate to reading achievement.  There are two factors that contribute greatly to reading difficulties and each contains multiple ‘signs’ for reading challenges.   The two factors are ‘biological/neurological’ and ‘environmental’.  KEEP IN MIND that …

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